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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Date Posted : September 19, 2021

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! We celebrate the progress we've made knowing that 80% of children diagnosed with cancer are cured; we continue to raise awareness knowing that 20% don't make it. Of those that do survive, some will have a lower quality of life due to harsh treatments and some children see their cancer return.


The Michael Cuccione Foundation played a pivotal role bringing the revolutionary CAR-T Cell Therapy to BC Children's Hospital and it is saving lives! So far, 6 kids who would have had no other option, no hope in surviving, after getting cancer their 2nd time were CURED by this treatment. However, this treatment is still in its trial phase of research and we are expanding this research to tackle solid tumors, which requires $10.5 million in funding.

3 ways you can help this September!

1. Bid on an item at our online auction!! www.galabid.com/mcfauction

Items include a signed Rolling Stones guitar (including the late Charlie Watts' signature), an NBA All Stars picture signed by basketball legends such as the late Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry etc), a Penticton getaway ... and more!!!

2. Join us for dinner!

In lieu of the Fundraising Gala, we are hosting 2 intimate dinners!

1) La Piazza Dario - Sept 29th. $175/ticket. 5 course Italian meal & wine.

2) The Refinery/The Pawn Shop YVR - Sept 23rd. $100/ticket. Mexican Fiesta meal & cocktails.

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to donate@childhoodcancerresearch.org or 604-552-2850.

3. Donate

Can't attend dinner or don't see anything you like in the auction but still want to help? You can donate here! You have the option of providing one lump sum or sign up for monthly contributions.